According to the Guttmacher Institute, the number of abortions in America is dropping as more women choose life.
“Between 2010 and the most recent data available from 2013 and 2014, abortions have dropped another twelve percent nationally. Interestingly, some of the biggest declines occurred in states with few restrictions, such as Hawaii with a 30 percent decrease, New Mexico with a 24 percent decrease, and Nevada with a 22 percent decrease … Texas’ decline exactly matched the national average of 12 percent…This is consistent with the longer-term trends in Texas with a 42.3 percent reduction in the abortion rate since 1980 in comparison with Oregon and New Mexico, both states with few abortion restrictions, experiencing a 50.2 percent and 51.9 percent abortion rate decline respectively during the same period…
These trends are consistent with the fact that a smaller percentage of women facing unintended pregnancies have obtained an abortion. This number fell from 54 percent nationally in 1994 to 40 percent in 2008.”
Supreme Court of the United States brief WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, ET AL., PETITIONERS v.JOHN HELLERSTEDT, M.D., COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, ETAL., RESPONDENTS ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
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